Crescent City, CA

Crescent City profile

Living in Crescent City

Crescent City is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 6,787 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Crescent City is the 450th largest community in California.

Crescent City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Crescent City is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Crescent City who work in office and administrative support (14.59%), food service (8.92%), and maintenance occupations (8.58%).

Crescent City is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Crescent City spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.42 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Being a small city, Crescent City does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In Crescent City, just 9.06% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Crescent City in 2018 was $12,143, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $48,572 for a family of four.

Crescent City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Crescent City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Crescent City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Crescent City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 32.28% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Crescent City include German, English, Irish, French, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Crescent City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.

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